Recollections of men and horses

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byHamilton Busbey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1907 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV DOUBLE HARNESS RIVALRY In 1889 Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage addressed a letter to me, in which he says: "Horses are very much like men. They love companionship. They go better when side by side. The rataplan of their hoofs, the breath of each upon each, the magnetism of another horse's presence are augmentations of velocity and power. Of course, I speak of a good sensible horse, one of ambition and pluck and noble heredity. Of the horse poorly bred, and one with all spirit banged out of him, I do not speak. You are right in supposing I like a horse. Ministers always do. The Bible has many horses, and they are all spirited." This letter was brought out by a controversy in the public prints over the merits of rival pairs in harness. It is very difficult to find two horses of the same color, size, temperament, and speed, and when you do obtain them, you have a pair that is the envy of your neighbors. At one time John D. Rockefeller took great interest in driving a good pair of trotters, but in this field of recreation he lagged behind his brother, Wm. Rockefeller. The third brother, Frank Rockefeller, the youngest of the family, was also fond of double-harness speed, but his triumphs were achieved in single harness. In the autumn of 1882 W. W. Bair drove Mr. W. H. Vanderbilt's mares, Early Rose and Aldine, a mile over Charter Oak Park, Hartford, which led to controversy. The time was taken by men in the judges' stand and on the track, but it was not recognized by the National Trotting Association. T. C. Eastman, a close friend of Mr. Vanderbilt, published a card September 18, 1882, in which he hotly resented slurs on the reported time of Early Rose and Aldine, September 13: "On that occasion there were four or five gentlemen entirely unknown to Mr. Vander...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1907 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV DOUBLE HARNESS RIVALRY In 1889 Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage addressed a letter to me, in which he says: "Horses are very mu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217038476

ISBN - 13:9780217038478

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